MA PECHE – New York Detour

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Ma Peche (“Mother Peach”) was reviewed today in the New York Times. It is the lastest in uber-hip-media-darling-David Chang‘s East-Meets-West informal restaurant empire that has taken New York by storm since 2005.

ELV ate there in May, and thought you might appreciate a few of his tasty snaps.

Chang acolytes will swoon; the rest of you might wonder what all the fuss is about.

ELV has eaten four meals in three different Chang restaurants in the past four years, and still wonders what all the fuss is about.

Nevertheless, because Chang is considered such an “important” chef (although we question how far his influence has gone/will go), ELV’s staff thought you might be interested.

3 thoughts on “MA PECHE – New York Detour

  1. It felt like coming into a factory that had only one sole purpose and that was to make as much money as fast as possible. Young kids serving and cooking without much experience, food that was bland and over priced, the drinks small and overpriced, no ambiance and loud music… Not a place that my friends would ever go back to again. If you want to eat “family style” as the girl suggested you are better off at a dim sum place in China town. Maria from the Upper West side

  2. I agree with Maria.
    Discerning New Yorkers cannot be fouled by all the hype over Ma Peche and the Chang success. Youngsters with money to burn might enjoy the fuss, but we do know better!

    For family style, quality meals, we shall go to Ping in Chinatown, or even better, cook at home!
    As for the ambiance, we can do better on our own.

    In terms of staff, David Chang should send his staff to Danny Meyer, for lessons on hospitality and the art of good service.

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